Reserves News

The Reserves game scheduled for this coming Monday night, 27th, has been postponed. We will let you know when a new date has been arranged.

The Reserves went down 6-3 away to Crusaders Reserves in the Development League on a night of horrendous weather on Wednesday. 2-0 down after 15 minutes against a strong Crusaders team, Jack Sharvin pulled one back before half time. The Glenavon coaches were disappointed by some decisions by the referee who rejected a number of strong penalty appeals.

Jordan Jenkins levelled the scores after the break but Crues scored again to lead 3-2 but that was short-lived as Jenkins got another with a great finish from edge of the box to make it 3-3.

The Crues got another with 20 minutes to go, leading 4-3. Glenavon attacked for the last 15 minutes looking for an equaliser, but again with the referee failing to award several decisions to the Lurgan Blues, a third equaliser didn’t arrive and Crues made the final score 6-3 with two goals in the last couple of minutes.

Glenavon: Taylor, McIvor, Fisher, Harland, Doyle, Renato, Norton, Kelly, Robinson, Jenkins, Sharvin. Subs: Lucas, Jackson

Post-Split Fixtures Announced

At tonight’s meeting of the Premier League Management Committee this season’s post split figures were approved in advance of the 32nd and 33rd games to allow for planning, PSNI liaison etc.

Glenavon’s fixtures will be as follows:

SAT 08 APRIL: Ballymena United (H)
SAT 15 APRIL: Coleraine (A) – Easter Saturday
TUE 18 APRIL: Linfield (A) – Easter Tuesday ko @7:45pm
SAT 22 APRIL: Cliftonville (A)
SAT 29 APRIL: Crusaders (A)

International Game at MVP on Tuesday

There is top class international action at Mourneview Park this Tuesday afternoon when the Northern Ireland Women’s under 19 team take on Turkey in a warm up game for this year’s European Championship which is being held in Northern Ireland in August. A number of the games are scheduled for MVP.

Kick off on Tuesday afternoon is at 3:00pm.

Dundalk Friendly

League of Ireland champions Dundalk – undoubtedly the most high profile club north or south of the border in 2016 due to their European exploits – will play Glenavon at Mourneview Park on Monday night. The game is part of Dundalk’s build up to the new League of Ireland season which commences on 24 February.

Update: Dundalk will be bringing the League of Ireland Trophy to MVP tonight and it, along with the Irish Cup, will be available after tonight’s game in the Boardroom for a photo opportunity. If you are interested please speak to Eddie Drury.

Dundalk have won three successive Premier League championships (2014, 2015 and 2016) and were also FAI Cup winners in 2015. Managed by Stephen Kenny their squad contains some of the top names in League of Ireland football including former Portadown defender Brian Gartland.

This is a unique opportunity for supporters to see a team widely acknowledged as one of the finest in post war League of Ireland football.

Former Dundalk and Glenavon player John Murphy will be at Mourneview Park as part of the Dundalk FM media team. Murphy was Captain of the 1963 Dundalk League Championship winning side and, after joining Glenavon in 1964, went on to make 93 appearances in two seasons for the Lurgan Blues. He won an Irish Cup runners-up medal in the 1965 Irish Cup Final against Coleraine and a winners medal in the 1966 City Cup. He also represented the Irish League against the Scottish League at Hampden.

He returned to Dundalk in 1968 and ended his career with a couple of seasons with Newry Town in the Intermediate League.

John Murphy. Photo (c) Dundalk Who’s Who website.

The game will kick-off at 7.45pm. Admission £7 adult and £5 concession.

Grateful thanks to Pretty Mary’s Bar and Food House Moira for sponsoring the match. The Ball Sponsor is Alastair McCann and the Man of the Match Sponsor is Thompson Travel, Portadown.